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Bersi Ólfl 2I/2 — bjartar ‘bright’

Sveins raunir hefk sénar,
snart rekninga bjartar
þars svaltungur sungu,
— saman fórum vér — stórar.
Elgs munk eigi fylgja
út riðboða síðan
hæsts at hverjum kosti
hranna dýrra manni.

Hefk sénar stórar raunir Sveins, þars bjartar svaltungur rekninga sungu snart; vér fórum saman. Munk eigi síðan fylgja út dýrra manni, riðboða hæsts elgs hranna, at hverjum kosti.

I have seen the great trials of Sveinn, where bright, cool tongues of swords [SWORD BLADES] sang keenly; we advanced together. I will not afterwards follow on expeditions a more excellent man, a riding offerer of the tallest elk of the waves [SHIP > SEAFARER], in any case.

readings

[2] bjartar: so R686ˣ, J1ˣ, J2ˣ, 325VI, 75a, 61, Holm4, ‘kiartar’ , ‘briartar’ Holm2, bjartir 68, hjarta 325V, 325VII, Flat, ‘biart(ir)’(?) Bb, ‘harta’ Tóm

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